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to class this morning in newtown. but the children who attended sandy hook elementary will be home for another day. >> and there's a massive volunteer effort to get their new school ready for classes and there are many more funerals today. abc's t.j. winick joins was the latest. hi, t.j. >> reporter: good morning. as you mentioned, the first two of what will eventually be over two dozen somber funerals were held yesterday. ♪ this is the living memorial in downtown sandy hook, where a constant stream of locals and visitors come to remember those lost in friday's horror. in newtown, a funeral for 6-year-old noah pozner, who was eulogized as a boy who liked animals, video games and mexican food. at his funeral, an onlooker collapsed. inside, his mother shared stories that had everyone in tears. >> she told him, i love you. >> reporter: a few miles away, another funeral. jack pinto, also 6, a big sports fan, whose favorite new york giants player, victor cruz, wore his name on his cleats during sunday's game. >> i was honored, man. i couldn't even express to them how great that made m
back to classrooms. millions of students and parents across the country in the wake of sandy hook. stay with us, everybody. you're watching "world news now." >>> "world news now" continues after this from our abc ♪ >>> welcome back, everyone. it is easy to forget that christmas is just one week away, and schools, they're in their final days before holiday break. >> doesn't seem a lot like christmas time. but none of those days are likely to be as nerve-racking as yesterday was. that was the first day back since the connecticut shootings. abc's amy robach reports on what was an anxious monday for many. >> reporter: parents around innation dropped their children off at school. many holding on a little more tightly. a day of jitters. schools from new york to tennessee to texas all went on alert after fear ignited several false alarms, some bomb threats. others as minor as an umbrella mistaken for a gun. an elementary school in richfield, connecticut, just 20 miles from newtown, went into lockdown after someone reported a suspicious person. security on the minds of principal, it was a pri
. it is very close to home. >> students in the area had back to school on tuesday except for sandy hook elementary school students. monday the supplies of for the school or move to a nearby town where sandy hook students will eventually return to class. >> we need to reach out with love. that is what our community is doing, putting our arms around people. that is still hard to discover why the 20 year-old student >> we know as investigators that the people want to know what happened, why did this happen? we will make it crystal clear picture as was as much as we possibly can. >> the atf is 0 in an on gun ranges author of this area. investigators now know that the shooter used to attend the target practice. >> we are learning about the shooter adam lanza. he had aspergers syndrome. we learn that adam lanza may have tried to buy a gun at six sporting goods last week. officers say he was unsuccessful and that attempts and that the employees had been interviewed by police. the chain has pulled several semiautomatic rifles from its shelves nationwide. >> citizens in los gatos even more deter
. most of the schools in newtown, connecticut, reopen today. sandy hook elementary remains an active crime scene. the site of friday's deadly shootings will remain closed indefinitely. 26 people including 20 young children were killed there. authorities hope to soon interview two survivors of the massacre. funerals, more of them, are scheduled for today. james mattioli was 6. his family says he loved sports, was a numbers guy, and best friends with his older sister. jessica rekos, also 6, loved everything about horses. she read about them, drew them, wrote about them, for christmas she wanted cowgirl boots. we have more. >> reporter: good morning. it's a rainy and somber morning in newtown where families have begun to lay their dead to rest, and more funerals are scheduled for days to come. it's back to school today for the children of newtown, connecticut, with one exception -- students of sandy hook elementary. kenneth canfield is a fourth grader at sandy hook. he was there that tragic day. >> he heard screaming and gunshots, and the room that he was in was being banged on by the g
for a teacher killed in the shooting is today not far from the sandy hook school. >> vicki soto died while protecting her students from gunman adam lanza. abc's t.j. winick is live with more on this. good morning, t.j. >> reporter: good morning, rob and sunny. authorities cannot say for certain whether sandy hook elementary will ever reopen. at a wake for sandy hook teacher victoria soto, hundreds stood in a line that wrapped around a funeral home in nearby stratford. >> vicki was the ringleader of the family, vibrant, full of life. >> reporter: it was a somber day for many parents here in connecticut, who sent their students back to school for the first time since friday. sandy hook elementary remains closed. >> i'll always be worried, but now it's very bad. >> reporter: at st. rosa lima catholic church, back-to-back funerals, as the service ends for 6-year-old james mattioli, the small white casket is placed back in the hearse. several minutes later, another tiny white casket, this one for jessica rekos, is carried inside the church. two other young shooting victims, charlotte bacon and
into the night in the tiny new england village of sandy hook, a community still trying to come to grips with all they lost. in the center of town near the christmas tree, the memorial grows to the 26 people killed by adam lanza at the local elementary school two days ago. many came with their kids. >> how do you feel? >> i feel fine, but i'm not scared. i'm strong. >> all day people here have been trying to stay strong. >> most of them have been crying . >> marcy owns fun cuts in the village. one of her appointments failed to show up yesterday. he was one of the little boys killed at the school. >> they would just -- they were just adorable, happy, funny kids. >> and today even more disturbing details emerged about what happened at sandy hook elementary. state police reveal lanza fired hundreds of rounds in the classrooms killing 20 first gradersers and the principal. and then there were bullets he didn't fire and hundreds more left behind in 30-round magazines and still nomo tiff. no motive. >> we don't have a specific reason to say why this occurred. >> whatever the reason for the rampage, it
rifles in all of our stores chainwide. >>> grief counselors will be on hand this morning. sandy hook elementary school remains closed. jessica rekos will be laid to rest today. she couldn't wait until her 10th birthday to get a horse. she adored them. >>> another big story out of washington where there's been huge movement in the fiscal cliff wrangling with 14 days left to go before huge across-the-board tax hikes. overnight we learned that president obama made an eye-opening new offer in talks with house speaker john boehner. under this new proposal, tax rates would go up on incomes above $400,000. for years the president has campaigned that that number should start at $250,000. he's also offering some new spending cuts to go along with this. speaker boehner's latest proposal called for the tax hikes to kick in at $1 million. cnn's dan lothian is in washington with the latest on this. dan, it really does look like there is some movement. >> it does. this movement came during a meeting the president had with speaker john boehner yesterday at the white house. that meeting lasted for 4
in the tiny new england village of sandy hook, a community still trying to come to grips with all they lost. in the center of town near the christmas tree, the memorial grows to the 26 people killed by adam lanza at the local elementary school two days ago. many came with their kids. >> how do you feel? >> i feel fine, but i'm not scared. i'm strong. >> all day people here have been trying to stay strong. >> most of them have been crying . >> marcy owns fun the village. one of her appointments failed to show up yesterday. he was one of the little boys killed at the school. >> they would just -- they were just adorable, happy, funny kids. >> and today even more disturbing details emerged about what happened at sandy hook elementary. state police reveal lanza fired hundreds of rounds in the classrooms killing 20 first gradersers and the principal. and then there were bullets he didn't fire and hundreds more left behind in 30-round magazines and still nomo tiff. no motive. >> we don't have a specific reason to say why this>> whatev. >> whatever the reason for the rampage, it will never make se
most of the state's schools. but sandy hook school in newtown remains closed and may never reopen. truckloads desks, shelves, bulletin boards and abandoned backpacks. taken from the scene of the massacre to a recently closed school in nearby monroe. the former middle school is where the sandy hill students will resume classes. volunteer contractors spent the weekend installing smaller facilities for the younger students. >> when the children come in whenever the school has started they walk into a classroom that looks as close as possible as their classroom that they left." >> the sandy hill school remains a crime scene. state police working around the clock to determing what happened. >> we did sees significant evidence of the residents. it is a very painstaking processwe're going to do everything. that it takes to ensure that we uncover every bit of evidence, we're examining every facet of it, that we conduct as many interview to do paint a clear picture as to exactly how and why this tragedy occurred. >> the gunman, 20 year old adam lanza, reportedly smashed his computer as he
, connecticut. president obama traveled to new town to come for the families of those killed at sandy hooke elementary. he also took part in an emotional memorial service for the victims last night. we will now go witlive with rene mars mr sh from new town. >> the nation continues to mourn. the first funerals for two of the students will be held today. >> we will never forget. on sunday morning more than 2000 people came out. >> we offer you our tears and our pain. hour anour anger and our sour. >> we will share with you and try to ease this heavy burden. >> the president's stated that more needs to be done to protect our children. >> these tragedies must end. and in that we must change. >> they just told us here in connecticut that both the school and a home where adam used to live will be shutdown and closed indefinitely. they said that they will still be considered a crime scenes definitely for months. he stated that it will be up to the town officials to decide what to do with sandy hooke middle school after the investigators have cleared up. they stated they're not sure whether not the
'll go back to our top story this morning. support worldwide for the victims at sandy hook elementary. >> but first, on the front lines of a war zone, doctors reveal how newer weapons are making their job of saving lives an uphill battle. you're watching "world news now." ñ >>> the heightened discussion on gun violence has revealed some disturbing numbers. 31,000. >> that's the number of americans killed by guns just last year. that's 60 times more than the number of troops killed in iraq and afghanistan the same year. >> on the front line of this war, however, are doctors. abc's matt gutman has more. >> reporter: skylar davis was shot before she was born. >> it went through her arms here, and the exit came out right here. it shattered her elbow bone. >> reporter: a four-pound victim shot while still in her mother's womb. just one of the countless victims caught in the american cross fire every day, in hospitals like this one in miami. jackson's rider trauma center. our ground zero in a national crisis. >> i had a woman eight months pregnant who was shot in her uterus and her brain.
the sandy hook shooting, the two radio hosts got serious and started taking calls from people trying to deal with the tragedy. >> we like to call it a town hall meeting held in a frat house. friday was strange. we went from in the morning doing one of the most happy, upbeat, fun shows of the year. >> next year's going to be even better. >> to in the afternoon doing the saddest show of our careers. >> he was one of the first responders to the scene. how are you? >> i'm doing okay. >> never in your life could you imagine you'd pull up to a scene so horrific? >> absolutely not. there's certain things that people just shouldn't see. >> every moment it was getting worse and worse, we couldn't help but feel, okay, did we reach the bottom? >> my sister's behavioral therapist, sandy hook elementary. >> is that right? is she okay? >> we don't know. we haven't heard from her. >> how long ago did she start there? >> it's her second week there. >> she's probably very busy right now. >> absolutely. she's probably will be very terrified when she gets home, but right now her priority is her children. >> mo
. if that included super storm sandy with it says was the biggest response and five years. if the red cross reports does not include the response to the sandy hook school shooting in connecticut. but the report enclosed a response to the theater shooting in or rock, colorado and the sikh temple shooting and wisconsin. the red cross says that throughout 2012, it opened more than 900 shelters and have more than 100,000 people forced from their homes. >> analysts say that 2012 holiday season was the worst for retailers is 2008 financial crisis, which sells a growth far below expectations. what chains like wal-mart and gap eat are thought to have done well, analysts expect much less for retailers such as barnes and noble and j.c. penney. experts say that the holiday slump is due to parts of the super storm sandy and rising concern about the fiscal cliff. they say sales rose 0.7% this holiday season compared to a 2% increase leisure. >> netflix's c. ito reed hastings pay with the double to $4 million next year, after he took a pay cut due to the management missteps and this year. hastings pay will inclu
churchgoers who had gone to solice. >> you saw these young children who go to sandy hook school and they were here for service and they were just crying. >>> we have team coverage tonight, we have ktvu's john sasaki in newtown. >> reporter: locals and visitors alike are paying their respects. >> we're thankful that we have our children and we're just, we wanted to come up and light a candle, say something nice. >> reporter: two days after this tragedy happened it seems like the emotions are flowing more freely. perhaps the shock is starting to ware off. yet people are still making the pilgramage. >> i have kids too, and it's sad. >> reporter: among the visitors we met was the county commissioner from pennsylvania. >> you can learn a lot by this tragedy. we're going the make the schools better. we're going to make the schools more safe. >> reporter: it is an overwhelming scene, especially for those with connection to the scene. this woman's son jack attends the school and they brought a jack in the box for dylan. >> i am very sad about everything, i don't understand why anyone would do this t
and sandy hook school may never reopen. president obama and key senators begin a serious push to reduce gun violence across the country. as you well know an outpouring of support for the people in newtown. this morning a los angeles man bought coffee for folks going that the town general store. laura anthony is in newtown, connecticut tonight and begins our coverage. >> glimmer of good news in all the bad that came out of sandy hook these past three days. 2 survivors not one after the rampage of the school friday morning. they were 2 women both shot in the lower extremity both treated and release from local hospitals. men time satellite police say they will continue their exhaustive investigation of the 2 crime scenes. trace the origin of the guns adam lanza used to kill so many. even though he and the others are gone. >> we are going to do everything that it takes to ensure that we uncover every bit of evidence we examine every facet of it and conduct as many interview with everyone we need to do to paint a clear picture. >>reporter: at the same time process of burying all those who
at sandy hook elementary which of course was the scene of that tragedy. two more young victims are being laid to rest today. randall pinkston reports. >> reporter: a bus carrying students drove up to the high school as a grief stricken town tried to get to some routine. police were on hand to make sure everything ran smoothly. >> i wouldn't send my children to school if i had the choice right now. i wouldn't. >> i think it's important the children do go back to school. >> reporter: all schools except sandy hook elementary are open. the scene of the massacre will remain closed for months. when those children do go back, they'll attend a school in a nearby town. people lit candles to remember the lives cut short. they paid their respects at the memorials set up for the 26 victims. the grieving process continues. the families of two more children are saying a final farewell. the family of james mattioli used to joke he was born four weeks early because he was hungry. >> jessica rekos will also be laid to rest. tonight there will be a wake for victoria soto, a teacher who shielded her studen
of sandy hook elementary school, demand a plan. >> a group in oakland working on getting guns off the streets. >> if you haven't noticed yet, it is wet outside and a little chilly. temperatures in the 50s. we have a wind advisory in affect and a chance of thunderstorms later on this afternoon. when will the storm end and what will conditions be like for christmas? we will let you know, coming up. ,,,, ,,,,,,,, is in effect for the bay ar until 1 p-m today. we may see some isolated thunderst to . >>> a live look at if golden gate bridge. a lot of people traveling this weekend for the holiday. a wind advisory in affect for the bay area. more detail in a few minutes. >>> this morning d.c. makers are home for the holidays without striking a deal on the fiscal cliff. a lot of criticism for that. the deal mean there is will be massive spending cuts and massive tax hikes after january 1st. >> what is the reality? we checked in with current san francisco mayor ed lee and former mayor womeny brown. our question on the fiscal cliff, how much of this is the politics and how much of it is s
. the president mentioned the teachers and some of the educators that were there at the sandy hook elementary school debt helped the kids get away from the shooter and get out of the building. in "the new york times," they talk about two that went the extra mile. we will talk a little bit more about the principle and the school psychologist who were among the six adults killed yesterday. the next call comes from catherine in florida. caller: my mom has been a teacher for over 20 years. i have a six-year old daughter and a niece and they go to the school she teaches at. when i heard the news, i thought, this could have been our little school. it is devastating and just disgusting what has happened. i think that our country needs to take a look at what we can do as far as security at these schools. i think something needs to be mandated to protect the children. we cannot continue to let this go on. host: talk to me about the security measures that they have at the school where your kids go to school. caller: there is a fence around the playground around the sides of the school. everything stays
schoolchildren and staff at sandy hook elementary and killing at latest count 20 children and 6 adults. the president addressed the nation yesterday in response to the tragedy. >> as a country, we have been through this too many times, whether it is an elementary school in newtown or a shopping mall in oregon or a temple in wisconsin or a movie theater in aurora or a street coroner chicago, these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods, and these children are our children. >> the newtown police continued to update throughout the day and night. >> we will leave no stone unturned as we are looking at every facet off this investigation, whether it is the shooter or the victim, and we will look at everything, and we certainly will go in and out of state, and work with local law en s forment and federal agents and whatever we need to do to answer the questions as to what transpired here. >> this is a continuing and developing story, and for the very latest, let's go now to msnbc's chris jansing in n newtown, connecticut. hi, chris. >> well, we were expecting this news conference to happen two h
, mark. sandy hook students will not return to school until 2013. they wail tend classes in an unused middle school in monroe. that school hzn't been used since june, 2011. crews and workers have been making% g< safe for their return. the school will be run by donna page, a retired sandy hook principal. the rft of the students return to class yesterday. parents say at this point they just want to try to return to normalcy. >> i just naturally would love to keep my kids in a bubble. you can't live that way. >> connecticut lead medical examiner wants to look into the dna of adam lanza and asked wants to determine if there are identifiable diseases associated with this violent debehaifor autos school buses are back on the streets in newtown, connecticut. there are also funeral processions. >> abc news is there with the story. >> yet another funeral of a young victim. firefighters were at the memorial for daniel, who dreamed of becoming a new york city firefighter like his uncle and cousin. >> our son had so much love to give to this world. and he was supposed to have a lifetime of bringi
in a small connecticut town struggling to heal. nearly one week since the sandy hook shootings, newtown is still coping with a steady stream of funeral processions. more children were laid to rest today as makeshift memorials to the 26 victims continue to grow. randall pinkston reports. >> reporter: coming to newtown tonight, new hampshire police confirming that nancy lanza the first shooting victim of her son adam lanza, there was a memorial service for her today in new hampshire. meanwhile, here in newtown, more funerals for the victims of last friday's shooting rampage. a large portrait of 6-year-old benjamin wheeler stood outside trinity episcopal church in newtown, connecticut. about two dozen boy scouts lined up outside to honor the former cub scout. [ belmont stakes ] >> reporter: his was one of several funerals and wakes held today. earlier in the morning a hearse left another church with the coffin of 6-year-old catherine hubbard a little girl known for her love of animals. friday is a week since the massacre. for many in this grief-stricken town the loss hasn't sunk in. >> it
lost many friends and collegues that day. he says the massacre at sandy hook elementary brings up those painful memories from nearly 20 years ago. >> what is disappointing to me is we are 20 years removed and it is still happening. and it is happening more frequently now and it is seen to be accepting. as the regular course of events and that is a huge failure! >>reporter: after the incident at 101 california sheldon and other survivors formed the law center to prevent gun violence. tuesday they wrote this letter to the president obama urging stronger gun control lawsincluding the reinstatment of the federal ban on assault weapons. >> i have been in a building that was under attack if that ever happens again i hope that there is less of a chance for a person that might knock on my door and it will able to shoot 30 rounds%. >>reporter: he hopes that the mass murders in conneticutserves as the tipping point to move this country in a safer direction. >> somebody killer in 21st graders somebody telling them in a safe community in connecticut that tested get somebody going? if that does not
in newtown, connecticut will return to class. the first funeral for sandy hook elementary students were held monday. family and friends said good buy to jack pinto. jack was a huge giants fan who was buried in his victor cruz jersey. the other service was for noah pozner. his best friend was his twin sister. she was in another classroom and survived the shooting. two more funerals will be held today. >>> after his emotional speech in newtown sunday night, president obama sat down with some of his cabinet members yesterday to talk about what can be done to better protect americans from that shooting. a possible action includes new gun control laws and the president could try to attack -- enact some new gun rules through executive order. >>> residents in maryland, virginia and the district are just three digits away from help if they're having trouble coping with the event in newtown. you can call 211 for advice or counseling. the free service is staffed 24 hours a day seven days a week with operators who speak more than 200 languages. >>> it is 5:05. let's go to something a little lighter, yo
spiking across the country tonight in the wake of the sandy hook tragedy. many bay area dealers telling us they can barely keep assault rifles on the shelves. people are buying them up. one of their best sellers, the ar-15 semiautomatic rifle, the same gun the sandy hook killer used. >> we've got a ton of new buyers, people that have never bought them before coming in to get one, because it may be their last chance to get one. >> federal background checks hit an all-time high last month, following president obama's reelection. >>> then there's the effort to get guns off the streets. it's going well in oakland so far. all week long, gun owners have been trading in their fire power for cash. the buyback has netted hundreds of weapons. >>> washington also got to work today on gun control. vice president joe biden convened the task force that will review the nation's gun laws and recommend changes. the president wants concrete proposals in hand by next month. the team will also look at mental health issues, school readiness, even violent video games. sharon chin shows us one bay area group is
in newtown and a full week since the tragedy at sandy hook elementary school, and today the country will stop to remember. at 9:30 this morning, people here in newtown will stop what they're doing and observe a moment of silence to mark the one-week point since a shooter killed 26 people at sandy hook elementary school. but then the church bells will ring again, signifying another funeral for another child. pablo carmona attended the funeral of his friend and fellow boy scout benjamin wheeler. >> i don't really know why he had to die. but it's very sad. >> reporter: catherine hubbard liked to ride horses and allison wyatt wanted to become an artist. >> my husband asked last night he says has this rocked your faith in god, and i said absolutely not, but it's done a few things about my faith in human beings. >> reporter: the outpouring of love for the families of victims has sparked something new in newtown. something emilie's family found out when they took her body home in ogden, utah. >> a lot of you don't know who she is. a lot of you never met her. >> reporter: robby parker, the father of
today. >>> and meantime, we've learned that sandy hook elementary students are not expected to resume classes until january at an empty school building a nearby town. there's also new information about the gunman. there are reports his mother could no longer handle him and he became upset after learning she was taking steps to have him committed to a psychiatric facility. this morning, the chief medical examiner in connecticut says he's searching for any genetic clues that could help explain his behavior. apparently, he had little contact except for his mother and he stopped speaking to his father and brother in 2010. >> thousands of people started lining up yesterday in the cold, in san francisco, just to get a free holiday meal this morning. brian flores is outside glide memorial church. you've been out there since this morning. what's going on? >> reporter: a sea of people, at least a block long. thousands of people in line. some have been here as early as yesterday afternoon to get a free meal. every year, grace memorial church does this children where any give a bag of groceries
at the polls. randi? >> thank you, tom. the nra statement came one week to the day of the sandy hook elementary shooting. across the nation a moment of silence, honoring those victims. [ bell tolls ] >> james mattioli, age 6. [ bell tolls ] >> in hartford, connecticut, a touching scene, the bell ringing for each of the victims, each little angel receiving their wings. >>> you are looking now at some live pictures of the white house and capitol hill, but the people who could get a deal done on the fiscal cliff impasse, well, they're not there. lawmakers have gone home for the holiday recess. and president obama and the first family arrived in hawaii just a short time ago. the president and lawmakers are expected to return thursday after the christmas break. before leaving washington, mr. obama and house speaker john boehner both expressed hope that a deal will actually get done. >> we can't cut our way to prosperity. we need real economic growth. many of us believe on both sides of the aisle that the fundamental reform of our tax code will help us get our economy moving faster and put more ameri
. paul simon is a friend of soto's family and he sang one of her favorite songs. sandy hook survivors will return to school in january, but at a different school. crews are decorating their classrooms to look like their old school. >>> the president called on congress to work on an assault weapons ban. he plans to released new policy proposals to reduce gun violence. >> the fact that this problem is complex can no longer be an excuse for doing nothing. the fact that we can't prevent every act of violence doesn't mean we president cay steadily steadily -- does president mean we can't steadily reduce the violence. >> they will give the recommendation in january. >> the mourners received support from a sikh congress tbraw gages in -- congregation in fairfield. after a vigil thisy discussed issues such as guns and mental health. they also invited people of all religions to join them and further the conversation. stay with abc7 news for continuing coverage of the school shooting tragedy in newtown, connecticut. we will sign up for the breaking news alert on abc7 news.com. >>> a lawsuit has
. >> in washington, i am karen caifa. >> and now to connecticut were new details are emerging about sandy hooke elementary school gunmen adam lanza. for those who know him say that he was an awkward, peculiar kid who wore the same close to school every day. if they say that glance up rarely spoke once. is that he gave school presentations entirely by computer. he never said a word. >> and former high-school classmate says that lands the plague of violent video games, he always chose a military-style assault rifle as one of his weapons. lanza used an assault rifle the day of the school massacre. the details emerge one day after the nation calls for a moment of silence to remember the victims. >> in the south bay, a new gunshop is set to open today. that brings the debate of gun control to lost out as. templar sports will open its doors just one block from a playground. some residents like the idea, they said the locally owned a business will bring much-needed revenue to the community. others are against the gun shop in light of the connecticut shooting and a recent battle over gun control. templ
teacher, her name was lauren rousseau, 30 years old. she had just been at sandy hook elementary school for six weeks. she was hired last month as the permanent substitute and it was her classroom, for whatever reason, in which the shooter chose to enter first early friday morning. according to lauren's mother, let me read you this, "lauren wanted to be a teacher since before she went to kindergarten," her mother taking some solace knowing at least her daughter fulfilled her dream in becoming a teacher. there are so many stories you anderson so many backstory, we want to honor all these lives lost and the good folks at cnn.com put up a website. you can go to cnn.com, fill in the pictures and stories. one last thing had i noticed coming into town with fresh eyes, you walk around, you mentioned you are standing at a memorial. it is one thing to walk around this town and see adults paying tribute, carrying around candles, decorating the christmas tree in the square. it takes your breath away to see 4-year-olds, 5-year-olds, 6-year-olds carrying stuffed animals barely as large as them, plac
where public schools allow guns on campus. but in the wake of the shooting at sandy hook, the push is on to add more states to that list. arizona's attorney general wants every school principal or the designee armed. in ohio, applications for one shooting course for teachers are up 20%. arming teachers is a lot like arming airline pilots. simply knowing that someone on campus might be carrying a gun could be enough to stop the bad guys. in 1997, an armed high school vice principal in mississippi did manage to stop a 16-year-old shooter on a rampage. but there was also columbine. 15 people died and the armed security guard on campus and another one nearby could not stop it. >> the nra's blanket call to arm our schools is really nothing more than a distraction. >> reporter: some teachers in utah say they want more gun training. and organizers are already planning another class for the next holiday break. cecilia vega, abc news, los angeles. >> you didn't have any armed teachers when you grew up, did you? >> i did. i had an armed teacher, not a teacher, an officer and a drug sniffing
't addressed the aid for sandy. it's now been six weeks after sandy and nothing has been done on that front. >> the gears move slowly, but the aide for andy will pass. it's just a question of when they get it done. and, of course, because that involves additional spending, that factors into the debt limit in the fiscal cliff negotiations, as well. >> john, do you know what is available to the president administratively, not legislatively in terms of gun regulation? >> first of all, all the issues related to enforcement of existing laws. >> what mayor bloomberg said is it was illegal weapons at that point that he was talking about. >> 77,000 for seven lives of something. would the gun lobby argue for astringent background checks for mental illness? >> probably. it depends on how it's framed and how it's enforced. but, you know, they've taken a pretty doctrine-aire view towards opposing anything under the nose under the camel's tent. feinstein is now going to reintroduce that bill. she passed it in the clinton administration. when it expired in 2004, george w. bush was president. he was nomin
with hurricane sandy and the economy. but i think it's our perspective to please god not to please ourself. not living to be happy but to be holy. we have a different perspective when unfortunate things happen. they're opportunities for us to help someone. they're opportunities to grow closer to the lord. the reason people get angry, we don't get what we want. we love and we desire things we want. but if all we want is to please god and praise god, things happen in our life, how do i respond to this and draw closer to you? >> it's a different world, as well. i want to ask you, archbishop. it's the year that the pope joined twitter. social media, impacting, i think the role of faith in our lives. you were in rome when this happened. >> i was there. i saw him do it. and the role of social media is so important. for example, in the archdiocese of baltimore, we're using the social media to reach out to the folks in newtown. having everybody in the archdiocese to offer prayers. they're coming in through our social media. and we're communicating that up to the folks in newtown. just as a way --
a stand against gun violence. >> demon straighters held signs for those 26 lost at the sandy hook elementary school she is pushing for stricter gun laws. >> i can't even tell you the number of deaths that are caused by guns that were bought by not having a simplele background check and the background system check needs to be reworked in some way. >> many people are also pushing for a ban on assault rifles. saying those type should be left for the military and not in the hands of civilians. >> they picked outside a sporting good store. it opened a short time and was forced to close because of the protest. people held up signs that said no guns here and protect your children >>> they are taking part in a holiday tradition right now. they are preparing thousands of meals for people who are unable to leave their homes for the holidays. >> for many seniors who live alone. a visit by a volunteer is the only contact they will have on christmas. >> they will be delivered on christmas morning. >> they are asking for holiday donations. they are holding curb side drop off through monday. the
, connecticut, where the community is still reeling after a shooter blasted his way into sandy hook elementary school and systematically gunned down 20 children and six adults, people are asking is this what we want to do now, put armed guards in every school? here's a sample of opinion in newtown. >> i'm very torn at this point. i'm not happy with the nra. i am not happy with the nra, and i am a gun owner myself. there's just no reason for automatic weapons out there in the public. and clips that discharge so many rounds of ammunition. >> i have many guns. but i don't have a third round clip in a semiautomatic weapon. we have a tragedy here, and we have to address it. they're not addressing it. that's what i tell them. you're not addressing the situation here. >> reporter: but in los angeles at a gun range, we got a different take. >> the only way to fight fire is with fire. so if you've got somebody that's armed and you're not, you're part of the problem. you're not part of the solution. >> and so, a range of opinions, everyone has a different view on this, and the debate is on. >> and a lot
at the sandy hook elementary school in newtown. the president said he was skeptical about an nra proposal to put an armed guard in every school. >>> former president george h.w. bush remains in a houston hospital this morning, but mr. bush was moved back to a regular room on saturday, out of the intensive care unit. he'd spent a week there being treated for a persistent fever. a spokesman says he continues to improve. >>> federal officials are investigating a tour bus crash in eastern oregon that killed at least nine people. the bus driver apparently lost control on an icy road yesterday. the investigators say the bus driver swerved, hit the guardrail, flipped, falling down some 100 feet of a steep embankment. the bus driver survived. more than 20 were injured. the bus was headed from las vegas to vancouver. >>> russian investigators are investigating a flight recorder of a russian jet trying to land in moscow. the only people onboard saturday's crew, five were killed. barry petersen reports. >> reporter: the footage from a passing driver shows debris exploding across the moscow highway a
in discussing the recent super storm sandy. it's devastation has greatly impacted my district and other districts. in examination of the reliability in the wake of sandy is a portrait mike democratic colleagues sent a letter requesting a hearing following the storm. it seems communication services failed to perform as needed during and after the storm. power outages and bloods disrupted many types of communications, including wireless, tv, phone and internet. the storm knocked out a quarter of the cell towers in an area spreading across 10 states, leaving millions of cell phone users unable to make calls. i have three questions i wanted to ask chairman genachowski. what are you doing to ensure the reliability of the communication networks during and after national -- natural disasters? what steps are under way to identify best practices necessary to address the vulnerabilities in our communications infrastructure? >> let me try to cover a little ground. the devastation in new jersey was a tremendous beijing was tremendous -- was tremendous. our 24/7 operation center played in this disas
-drawn karen. the deaths of the 20 children and 6 adults at the sandy hook elementary school has already trying he would action to reduce gun violence and save lives. there was over $100,000 for a gun buy back. >> even if you get one off the street it's one less chance of it getting into the wrong hands. >> gun reform reunited from a proposal to station armed guards at every school in the country. >> the only thing that is stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> only school districts already have armed officers in their schools. chuck southeast son, abc news, new york. >> so as the nation searches for ways to prevent mass shootings, abc this week takes on the gun debate. this morning at 8:00 the head of the nra's national school she would program, former congressman and dea administrator hutchinson defends the gun lobby's controversial proposal to make schools safer. don't miss this week with george stephanopoulos coming up at 8:00 here on abc7. >> the family of apple founder steve jobs lost the fighting over an his yacht. it is over an unpaid bill. this is what the high-tech ya
-atlantic. the impact zone of hurricane sandy is where we saw the weakest growth ff for the year. >> reporter: the season of giving looked a lot more like the season of giving back. >> i got a jacket from my girlfriend that was slightly too big. so i returned it and got back $71 back and the size i wanted. >> reporter: 10% of all gifts are headed straight back to the store. electronics can be some of the toughest. often with only a 15-day return window. many other items can go back 30 or even 90 days later. though analysts warn that many now require an i.d. between now and new years, some amazing deals out there. we found a 50-inch tv on sale for just $399. computers at costco up to $500 off and discounts up to 50% to 70% off at many, many stores. neal karlinsky, abc news, seattle. >> so brandi, you told us yesterday you were going shopping today to get some stuff on your way back to l.a. did you get anything? >> you know what? oh, look at that. i didn't find anything. this is why. the stores were a lot less crowded. same sales as on christmas weekend. same sales. it was a waste of time. it w
after her seventh birthday inside sandy hook elementary school. her family said she will be remembered for her wonderful sense of humor. mourners were asked to wear purple to her funeral service in her honor. josephine also known as joey has been diagnosed with autism pap fund has been set up in her name through the doug flutie jr. foundation for autism. you can donate to the address on your screen. be sure to specify that your contribution is in memory of josephine gay. >>> two first graders were laid to rest saturday. 6-year-old anna green was remembered for her love of music. she was one of 20 children killed in the massacre just over a week ago. hundreds turned out to honor the little girl at first cathedral church in bloomfield. she was remembered for her remarkable gift, her music and dance. the service included a performance by her junior who had played with her father. >>> another 6-year-old was all laid to rest. people gathered in utah for a church service before heading to the grave site. mourners were encouraged to wear pink in honor of emily. it was her favorite color. thos
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